Have you ever listened to an audiobook that is so well narrated, you become completely immersed in the authorâ€™s world? We love that experience. For Video Games Day (celebrated on July 8th), we have a few recommendations that will make you think youâ€™re in an RPG. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.
This iconic story is read by Wil Wheaton, a well-known video gamer and geeky pop culture enthusiast. Follow our hero Wade Watts as he plugs into the virtual world of OASIS. Find clues to solve puzzles and stay alive with this thrilling listen. Make sure to hear it before the movie comes out next year.
Listen to an excerpt READY PLAYER ONE
Have you ever wished that one of your favorite books, movies, or video games was real? Armadaâ€™s Zack Lightman gets his wish when a starship from his favorite video game lands on Earth. Another classic from Ernest Cline, this is a must-listen for video-game fans. Wil Wheaton also narrates.
Listen to an excerpt ARMADA
Best known for his role on How I Met Your Mother, Jason Segel became a novelist with his Nightmares!Â childrenâ€™s books. This fall he’ll venture into young-adult fiction with Otherworld, a fantastical rendition of real world vs. virtual reality. Which one will you choose?
Listen to an excerpt OTHERWORLD
Holly Jenningsâ€™s gripping tale of the RAGE tournaments, a gruesome video-game competition broadcast for the entertainment of millions, is part Hunger Games, part Ready Player One. In this story we meet Kali Ling, who is selected as the first female captain in the tournamentâ€™s history. She soon learns that there are secrets at every level of the games.
Listen to an excerpt ARENA